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Flags Lowered: Victims in Nice, France, and Baton Rouge

Governor Kate Brown on Friday, July 15 ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Tuesday, July 19, in honor of the victims of the attack in Nice, France.

“My heart is with France,” Governor Brown said. “Please keep the people of France in your thoughts as they cope with yet another senseless act of violence.”

On Monday, July 18, Gov. Brown ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack on local law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, La. Flags should stay at half-staff until sunset on Friday, July 22 .

(The previous date for raising the flags had been Tuesday, July 19.)

“Violence is not a solution. It offers nothing other than the likelihood of more violence,” Gov. Brown said. “I extend heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Baton Rouge officers killed and injured in this tragic attack, and I stand in solidarity with law enforcement in Oregon and across the nation.”



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